Full advantage of the opportunity for a sound legal education only can be gained by devotion of sufficient energy and attention to legal studies. The excessive diversion of time and energy to employment can seriously impair success in law school and preparation for law practice. For this reason, full-time first-year law students should not engage in any outside work, and upper-class students should not engage in excessive outside work. UMKC School of Law defines “excessive outside work” as work in excess of 20 hours per week during the academic term.  Full-time students on academic probation may not have outside work.